*Mr. Doeur Bunhorn is a PhD candidate in TESOL at the University of Southern Queensland, Australia and a guest editor at the Cambodian Education Forum.
**Dr Heng Kimkong is the Co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Cambodian Education Forum. He is also a lecturer at Paññāsāstra University of Cambodia and a Visiting Senior Research Fellow at Cambodia Development Center.
CPD for teachers is necessary because it helps them improve their teaching competencies. It is quite common that teachers, including those at universities in Cambodia, view CPD as an important component for career advancement. However, the provision of CPD programs in many Cambodian universities depends on the availability of funds from development partners and donors, which is one of the major obstacles to the successful provision of CPD in Cambodian higher education. In fact, the impediments to CPD in Cambodia can be related to personal factors, limited career opportunities, an unfavorable work environment, a weak education system, and a poor CPD design.